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Cross Game

Alternative Titles

English: Cross Game
Japanese: クロスゲーム

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 170
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2, 2005 to Feb 17, 2010
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 63106,310 users)
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Ranked: #1052
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Popularity: #756
Members: 13,788
Favorites: 660
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Synopsis

Kou Kitamura is a fifth grader whose family runs a sporting goods store. One of the regular customers of his family's store is the Tsukishima Batting Center, and so he gets to know the four daughters of the Tsukishima family (Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momiji) very well. Since Kou has spent so much time practicing in their batting cages, he has become a genius hitter, but has no knowledge of any other aspect of baseball. This is in contrast to Aoba, who, despite being a year younger, is an adept pitcher and hitter. Wakaba is a classmate of Kou's, and she seems fully intent on marrying him when she grows up. All seems idyllic in their world, until tragedy strikes. The story then skips ahead to four years later, as Kou has continued the training he began four years ago, but has not played in a baseball game since. As he finally begins playing again, it remains to be seen whether or not he will live up to the expectations of those who know the true talent he has been hiding all this time.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Cross Game was published in English in 2-in-1 omnibus edition's by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint from October 12, 2010 to November 13, 2012.

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Characters

Akaishi, Osamu
Supporting
Nomo
Supporting
Azuma, Junpei
Supporting
Tsukishima, Momiji
Supporting
Oukubo, Hiroko
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Feb 18, 2010
nihon (All reviews)
"Cross Game" is one of Adachi's best works.

The first volume of manga is one of the very best I've read among all the manga I've read. Adachi does an amazing job of building up the relationship between Koh and Wakaba, showing little details that make you sure they are right for each other, even at a young age. He does an even better job of showing just how jealous Aoba is of all the time Wakaba spends with Koh. Then tragedy strikes.

Adachi's portrayal of all the different reactions from family, friends, and acquaintances is spot-on accurate.

The interplay between the characters often leaves you guessing read more
May 7, 2011
koshiu (All reviews)
Adachi Mitsuru is popular for his sports dramas from Touch to H2 to Katsu! Cross Game though is his best work to date. Although some purist may disagree, to me, he learned from the faults of Touch and H2 to create a much more compelling and complete story with Cross Game. I read this from a different point of view (perhaps do to the lost of my sister at a young age) and saw it as more than just a sports drama.

Cross Game may have Baseball as the base of its back ground, however the story is about how the short life and the death read more
Aug 30, 2013
HaiAlwaysHungry (All reviews)
The problem with sports manga is that if you are not very familiar with the sport itself you might not even bother looking into it. I used to have a similar problem and I don't even know what made me open up the first volumes of Touch but I can say that I would never regret that decision. Similar to Touch, Cross Game is a manga that one can enjoy without having any deep knowledge on baseball as the story is not about sports but a young boy trying to find his true feelings while growing up and trying to fulfill the last dream of read more
May 27, 2014
SengokuAkira (All reviews)
I finished Cross Game not to long ago and it was a really fun read!

If you like sports, romance or drama manga you should check it out.

The relationships Ko (main character) and Aoba (2nd main) have with eachother and the other cast of characters is very interesting and fulfilling.

There are alot of light-hearted moments and just as many sad and intense moments.

Some of the baseball matches can be short and grazed over but when it comes down to the select vary important matches, alot of baseball strategy is involved. The art gets really nice when there is an intense moment during a game.

The read more

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